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Hit a Bear? Please Call for Help!

Hit a Bear? Please Call for Help!

Hit a Bear? PSA. Attention please. :/ If you hit a bear please don’t assume it’s okay because it got up and ran. You seldom ever, or maybe never, have seen a dead bear on the side of the road in Maine. They have hard bones but their internal organs are still soft. If you hit a bear, please, please call the warden or police. You might be nothing more than shaken up and your vehicle might be just fine,…

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Wildlife Observation Tips

Wildlife Observation Tips

Wildlife Observation Tips I never, ever take the ability to see a tremendous amount of wildlife for granted. Steve and I went turkey hunting this morning. We didn’t see a single turkey but we did see four bears (more later!), a moose, a fox, three snowshoe hare, 100+ red stag and fallow deer and seven bison. Yes, you read those last three right. We knew about the red stag and fallow deer but the bison surprised us. They’re on two…

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Living with Coyotes on the Homestead

Living with Coyotes on the Homestead

Living With Coyotes on the Homestead Living with coyotes is a part of living in the woods. There were at least two coyotes on a game camera over the winter, far below the numbers we saw in our backyard 10 years ago. The population is under control now. In early March I had Ava and Zoey outside after sunset to run out some of their energy while I closed in the chickens and ducks. We know predators are here on…

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Mink, Two Dogs and a Fire Pit

Mink, Two Dogs and a Fire Pit

Mink, Two Dogs and a Fire Pit What do you get when you combine a mink, two dogs and a fire pit? Chaos. Zoey barked like a maniac. “Poor Ava, she doesn’t get a break…” Ava barked but not in the “rip your head off” tone Zoey has when she’s rough housing. I was on my way to the high tunnel to see if seeds were sprouting when Ava came barrelling at me in her timmy-fell-down-the-well urgency. At our house…

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